Learn about the Divestment campaign case study in Australia which aimed to secure commitments from institutions to divest from fossil fuels.
Nonviolent Direct Action
Strategic nonviolence is a rich tradition within social change movements, generating theoretical exploration, research, different group formations and tactical innovation. In this topic you’ll find case studies, manuals, inspiring quotes, training materials, and practical how-to-guides.
A collection of legal guides and resources for activists about protesting in Australia
Learn all about the successful Franklin River Campaign that took place in Tasmania in the 1980s. Includes videos & school resources.
This article from The Activist Handbook explains step by step how to organise a protest to draw attention to your cause.
Guides, stories and studies on ways in which campaigners and protesters have responded to arrest and imprisonment for political activities.
Access and learn about environmental conflict case studies in Australia and around the world using the Global Atlas of Environmental Justice.
Read an account of Perth’s first two major conservation campaigns, the preservation of Kings Park bushland and the survival of Mounts Bay.
Introduction Emotions play an important role in mobilising people to take action on social and environmental issues. In this study of the anti-coal seam gas movement in regional Australia the authors found that anger about coal seam gas mining mobilised people to take action, but the combination of anger with the joy of connecting with […]
Watch this video presentation about beer strikes and the history of hotel / pub boycotts in Australia in the early 1900s.
A recent study verifies an increase in the size and frequency of protests and paints a fascinating picture of the characteristics of protests around the world.
Nick Beuret discusses the strategies required to solve the climate crisis… he argues for a focus on movement building and direct action.
Points of Assumption – A list of Australian examples of tactics and actions that have reframed debates and beliefs and made social change.
Australian examples of actions that intensify impact in terms of ensuring visibility, challenging opponents, and disrupting narratives.
How can activists reframe debates & beliefs? By challenging the assumptions that underpin them using powerful actions at points of intervention.
Learn about the Sydney Opera House ‘work-in’ carried out by construction workers who expelled management & continued work under workers’ control.
Campaigners – Where is the best place to take action with the greatest impact? Learn about making change using points of intervention.
How workers at the Nymboida coal mine in NSW resisted mass sackings by taking over and running the mine themselves in 1975. firstly through an occupation and then via union ownership.
Interview with an Extinction Rebellion activist about a protest against BlackRock in 2019. She explains how the action was conceptualised, organised & run.
The following articles include opinion pieces on the current situation in Ukraine, the case for nonviolent civil resistance, information about the successful nonviolent Orange Revolution of 2014, and ways to keep up to date on the unfolding war.
This book features nine never-before-told stories of remarkable women and their courageous pursuits of climate justice in Australia.